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  1. Aleister
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It is time for plugin requests again. I would like to write one that could benefit a large number of WordPress users - not just something for a small niche market. Any ideas? :)

  2. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about one for cycling through old posts. I guess it would have to work with some sort of cron job implementation, but here's the idea:.

    You select the category for it to affect
    It query's the table of posts and sorts by date.
    It then replaces the oldest date with today's date.

    One options might include what time to run the script.

  3. webDressing
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about a really nice comments text box plug-in with coding buttons and a smilie section? Tinymce doesn't work for everyone.

  4. Aleister
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    blepoxp: You mean a plugin that periodically changes the date on the last post in a category, so it is listed first? It seems like that would be possible without having to actually change the date in the database, but I would have to give it some thought. I will think about the idea :)

    webDressing: I thought I had seen a nice plugin to replace the comments box recently. I will see if I can't find it.

  5. Tor Coolguy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about a true pagination system for WordPress - i.e., on search results, instead of moving forward and backwards through who knows how many pages of them, have links at the bottom to page 1, 2, 3, etc. of search results. This would also apply to any of the other pages (archives, etc.) where there are the forward/backward links.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  7. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Aleister,
    That's the idea... but scheduled, rather than periodically.

    eg: I have a category with hundreds of posts. That category gets one new post a day. For some time now, I've stopped adding new posts to the category though. I have enough posts to just cycle through them - one a day - and they aren't repeated for over a year. It'd be nice if there was a plugin that just takes the oldest one and makes it the newest one. Options in your plugin might be: how often to change them, what time to change them, what category to affect, etc.

    I think there would be many uses for this. My site would use it for daily devotions. Others could use it for helpful hints, words of the day, interesting facts, "from the archives", and anything else that could be titled "Daily or Weekly ____ ."

  8. Tor Coolguy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Huh. I guess I've been looking in the wrong places. Thanks.

  9. Aleister
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    blepoxp: I will give some thought to what all it would involve and post back :)

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can I get something to write my posts for me, please? That would be a big help. :)

  11. Aleister
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    drmike: I wish ;)

    blepoxp: I just completed the plugin. I will add it to my site shortly and post a link :)

  12. Aleister
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Scheduled Post Shift Plugin for WordPress

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/113269?replies=1#post-543099

    Enjoy ;)

  13. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow! That was fast. Thanks Aleister!

  14. c00l2sv
    Echipa de localizare
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @webDressing
    About a really nice comments text box plug-in with coding buttons and a smilie section...
    Have a look here
    The plugin will can be also available for bbPress after (depends on ajax libs...)? Ah?!
    Just a thought...
    =]

  15. wealthontap
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am not sure how many others would like this plugin however I would like a way to split long posts into several pages. I know you can add the nextpage tag to a post but I would prefer an automated way of doing this.

    For example when your post reaches a certain number of characters create a next page.

    The built in nextpage tag doesn't work well either, it seems to mess up my layout.

  16. mrwolf
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about a plugin that allows me to have other plugins available to users of a specific role?

  17. Paretti
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a website that list all the plugins for wordpress and what they do?

    Michael Paretti
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  18. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  19. johnnyspade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would love to see a plugin that provides drag and drop page ordering in the admin area. Assigning a numerical value to order pages is clumsy and difficult to follow once the number of pages starts to grow.

    There's a great form creation plugin at http://www.deliciousdays.com/cforms-plugin. It uses ajax to allow for reordering of form fields. Something similar for page reordering would be fantastic.

  20. wealthontap
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would also like a plugin which scans through your posts for certain keywords and allows you to convert them into links by assigning certain URLS automatically. So basically you would enter a list of keywords with a URL associated to each one and it would go through all existing posts and convert them to links as well as any new posts.

  21. livejamie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  22. popstat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd love to get a plugin that restores the "days" option for the what_to_show attribute, instead of limiting it to just number of posts:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/105812

    Don't know why WP devs decided to disable it for 2.1, but I much prefer my blog's front page to default to that output.

  23. thesp2
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about a pluglin for the stats, something like the stats on wordpress.com ...... if you browse thru the support topics for them, you will come across atleast 25 posts on a request for the same.....

  24. AphelionZ
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How possible would it be to create a plugin that "demotes" wordpress blog posts to bbpress forum posts? Does something like this exist? I posted this same question on the bbPress forums as a thread, here:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/1080?replies=2#post-6920

  25. Greg Bellucci
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "I would love to see a plugin that provides drag and drop page ordering in the admin area. Assigning a numerical value to order pages is clumsy and difficult to follow once the number of pages starts to grow"

    Try this:

    Navigation Tool for WordPress

  26. metalmini
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about a portfolio plugin

    creating a new page but you have to fill in other stuff like:

    Client

    What does the client want

    Projectname

    My thoughts

    Plan

    scetches

    There should be a function that you can show that your working on a project, and everytime you update your project it gets back on top

    and haha sorry now im just spurting ideas

    In the navigation there should be sections that say currently working on... and finished

    as extension for this there could be a changelog extra for the code freaks and their portfolio

  27. metalmini
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ow another idea

    how about a module that checks ip numbers to see if you have access to a catagory

    for me this is useable because the portfolio bit should be viewable for school only and not always for outsiders.
    Now i have to keep in mind wich projects i can publish on the net

  28. c00l2sv
    Echipa de localizare
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @metalmini: I like the idea...

  29. metalmini
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @c00l2sv: thnx, i did put alot of thought to it and i think that it would be a great plugin for most designers, coders that have a wordpress blog.

    The whole idea of a blog is that you can update your users from day to day, so if you can show a status of your project using a blog it would be a real big + (in my eyes that is :-))

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